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MYTHS & HEROES

I will introduce you the notion of myths and heroes.

First myth can be an ancient story about god, heroes and magical thing or something that many people believe but that not proved. Moreover, hero is a person who is admired for his achievements with noble qualities and great courage.

How important is it to admire real hero, either past or present ones?

To explain in detail I will show you 2 examples, one hero in the past and one hero nowadays.

 

MLK Jr. was born in 1929 in Georgia. He was a Baptist ministry and he fought for black people’s civil rights. He was pacifist and against violence but he participated in demonstrations, he took risks indeed he was arrested several times. He was famous because of the speech in Washington DC « I have a dream » who deals with the freedom of black people in USA. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and 4 years after he was killed in Memphis. Finally we can say that he is a hero for the black community because he gave his life for their rights.

An other person was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize but she failed and received the European Top Prize for Human Rights is Malala, she is a Pakistani activist girl, fighting for girl’s rights education. She was honoured for her fight to promote education for girls despite the threat of Taliban’s violence. In 2012 a Taliban shot her on the school bus. She was treated in Britain and recovered her sight and voice. Today she is fighting and believing that education is the only solution.

To what extent can women be considered as war heroes like men?

Although very few women went to fight on the front line many did go to work at the western front. They worked as cooks and nurses. There were in the Air force and also they were neither taken seriously nor recognised, but some women disguised themselves as men in order to fight. Approximately 1,600,000 British women joined the workforce, between 1914 and 1918, in government departments, public transport, the post office, as clerks in business and as land workers in dangerous munitions factories. They produced 80% of the weapons and shells used by the British Army and daily risked their lives working with poisonous substances without safety measures for patriotic motivation.

In conclusion we can say that MLK and Malala are hero for people because they fought for change, for rights and for freedom and better conditions for their community despite of their political context they never gave up.

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